Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.


Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour

*Tour added by popular demand*

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Symposium: The Figure, Humor, and the Chicago Imagists

In partnership with Art Design Chicago and Elmhurst College, this full-day symposium explores works by the Chicago Imagists with specific emphasis on the ways in which they used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum.


Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

EAG Artist Talk | Robert Lee Fritz

Join the Elmhurst Artist Guild for a free artist talk by Robert Lee Fritz. Fritz will discuss working with hot glass--using videos and examples of his work. When he moved to the Chicago area in 1974 there were no hot glass studios so he began building his Lombard studio in 1975.  His work includes cast, hand-blown, and glass slumping techniques to create crystal sculptures and functional ware on which he often carves silhouettes of cranes, herons, hawks, and other midwestern images.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm

Book Discussion: The Turner House

Join us on Tuesday April 2nd from 6:30-8 pm to discuss, The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy. Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction and later winning the VCU First Novelist Award, the novel tells the story of a Detroit family with 13 children as it responds to the economic woes of the city, in both the 1940s, and then in 2008. The house that sees the changes in the family, also becomes a character in the family's saga.

Co-organized with the Elmhurst Public Library. 

Please register in advance by calling (630) 834-0202.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 (All day)

Museum Closed

Museum closed in observance of Easter Sunday.